O-Force

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O-Force
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Statix #1
Created by Peter Milligan
Mike Allred
In-story information
Member(s) Former members:
Obituary
Ocean
Ocelet
Ooze
Orbit
Overkill

The O-Force is a fictional superhuman mutant team appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Their first appearance was in X-Statix #1 and was created by Peter Milligan and Mike Allred.

Publication history[edit]

Created by Peter Milligan and Michael Allred, O-Force's only appearance was in the first story arc of the X-Statix comic book series, lasting four issues. After this all of the team's whereabouts and status are unknown after the events of "Decimation" and the "Civil War". The exception is Obituary, who was mentioned in the Civil War: Battle Damage Report one-shot.

Fictional team biography[edit]

The team is created for a reality television show where mutants compete for a place in the O-Force team. Three of the trainees (Oink, Oracle and Orifice) are only pictured in a single panel and do not appear with the team.[1]

The O-Force television show airs starring Optoman, Orchid, Overkill and Ozone. They compete in a fight onscreen, with Optoman taking the brunt of it. Later, as the team is assembled, a video is shown across the nation of a practice mission. O-Force's first mission is to rescue a group of actors from a mansion filled with gunmen. X-Statix does not believe the mission is anything more than a set-up to make O-Force look good. This is confirmed by the thought bubbles of Solomon O'Sullivan, O-Force's agent. The gunmen who threaten the actors are killed during the mission.

Vs. Arnie[edit]

It is announced on television that O-Force's next mission will be to take back a small town from the control of a reality-altering mutant named Arnie Lundberg. As Solomon briefs his team, the Orphan breaks in and tries to warn them how dangerous Arnie is. He is attacked and beaten by the team and his warnings are laughed off.

The initial foray goes badly. An army of the undead, raised by Arnie, attacks the team. Ocean's legs are blown off. She begs Overkill for help but he abandons her. The Orphan parachutes in and saves Ocean. The rest of X-Statix quickly arrive as backup, thus saving the lives of O-Force.

Arnie Lundberg is convinced to use his powers for good and heals Ocean's legs and the team is carted off by the ambulances.

The Initiative[edit]

Obituary is being considered as a "potential recruit" for the Initiative program.[2]

Members[edit]

  • Obituary (Milton Peterson)[1] - Petersen has super strength but it is unknown if he still retained his power after M-Day. His current whereabouts are unknown.
  • Ocean[1] - Ocean can turn parts of her body into water and has the ability to manipulate water. Her current status and whereabouts are unknown.
  • Ocelot[1] - Not much is known about Ocelot other than that he is covered with hair. His current status and whereabouts are unknown.
  • Oink [1] - Oink is an O-Force trainee whose powers are unknown. His current status and whereabouts are also unknown.
  • Ooze[1] - Ooze's powers are unknown. His current status and whereabouts are also unknown.
  • Optoman[1] - Optoman applied for membership of O-Force but was rejected. He is pictured displaying optical powers. His current status and whereabouts are also unknown.
  • Oracle[1] - Oracle is an O-Force trainee whose powers are unknown. Her current status and whereabouts are also unknown.
  • Orbit[1] - Orbit can fly and project energy from his eyes which causes disorientation. His current status and whereabouts are unknown.
  • Orchid[1] - Orchid can project vines from her fingertips. She is one of the people rejected by the show. Her current status and whereabouts are unknown.
  • Orifice[1] - Orifice is a trainee who is voted off of the show. His eyes and mouth are vertical, but no powers are shown. His current status and whereabouts are unknown.
  • Overkill[1] - Overkill can project energy blasts from his hands. His current status and whereabouts are unknown.
  • Ozone[1] - Ozone is composed of sludge-like pollution or a gaseous substance allowing him to travel through solid objects. He applied for membership of O-Force but was rejected. His current status and whereabouts are unknown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m X-Statix #1
  2. ^ Anthony Flamini & Ronald Byrd (w), Scott Kolins (p), Scott Kolins (i). Civil War: Battle Damage Report 1 (March 2007), Marvel Comics

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